Nicola Mai, Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (eds)
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies vol 29 no 6, Carfax Publishing Company (November 2003)
This paper introduces the special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on Albanian migration, which collects together revised versions of a selection of papers first presented a conference held at the University of Sussex in 2002.
The uniqueness and complexity of Albanian migration are first spelled out. Although the main focus is on post-1990 migration, some interesting historical precedents are noted. Attention then turns to the two main contexts of reception, Italy and Greece, where host-society reaction has been characterised above all by stereotypes and the stigmatisation of Albanians. The remainder of the paper introduces each of the subsequent articles under a series of thematic headings - historicity, agency and identity.
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